Per Bentley is a self-taught impressionist artist. He experiments with the strong, intense colours found in nature to depict the reality he perceives in his native Sweden.
Of his painting process, he says: “My motives are often chosen from nature, as there are so many impressions that must be painted and experienced. I often paint with a lot of oil paint to create shifts and shades in my work, which gives a great glow to the piece. I think it is important for harmony in the painting where all colours highlight the subject and in some cases “shine” the reality. I experience freedom, independence and the colours of life that give me a wonderful sense of well-being.”
Bentley has recently begun working with digital technology and collage.